Located on the River Nile, Cairo is the largest city and capital of Egypt.
It is a booming metropolitan city and among the biggest in Africa and the
Arab world. Cairo is home to the globally renowned Giza pyramid complex and
the ancient city of Memphis. There are many points of interest here,
especially for the history buff like the Egyptian Museum, Cairo Citadel,
Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and more. The modern city is lined with minarets,
and Islamic architecture is most prominent here. Cairo is also the region’s
cultural hub with institutions like the Cairo Opera House, Cairo Geniza,
Things to do in Cairo
Pyramids of Giza
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giza Pyramid complex includes the three
Great Pyramids, the Sphinx statue, industrial complex, and multiple
cemeteries. The pyramids are believed to be from the Early Dynastic period
(3100 BC- 2690 BC) and house the remains of the deceased Pharaohs. Situated
in the Western Desert, right on the edge of the city, the Pyramid complex
is among the most popular tourist spots in the world.
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, also known as the Egyptian Museum or Cairo
Museum has a vast collection of over 120,000 ancient Egyptian antiques.
Busts, gold masks, statues, figurines, and more can be found in the museum.
One day is not enough to explore this museum. The Gold Mask of Tutankhamun
is one of the major highlights in the museum.
Located in the heart of Islamic Cairo, Al-Azhar Mosque can be traced back
to 972 AD. It is one of the earliest surviving mosques in Cairo and
integrated with what is among the oldest continuously active universities
in the world, Al-Azhar University. The mosque is constructed in Fatimid
Best Time to fly to Cairo
The best time to book flights to Cairo is during winters, from December to February.
During these months, the days are sunny and warm while the evenings are
breezy and cool.For those who wish to avoid peak season crowds, should
visit Cairo from March to April.
Airports in Cairo
Cairo flights are served by Cairo International Airport. The international airport
is a primary hub for EgyptAir, Air Cairo, EgyptAir Express, Nile Air, AMC
Airlines, Nesma Airlines, and Air Go Airlines (Egypt). It is the busiest
airport in Egypt and offer flights to several international destinations
such as London, Paris, Athens, Istanbul, Vienna, Abu Dhabi, and more.